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1. An amount or level considered to be average; a standard: performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par.
2. An equality of status, level, or value; equal footing: a local product on a par with the best foreign makes.
3. The established value of a monetary unit expressed in terms of a monetary unit of another country using the same metal standard.
4. See par value.
5. Sports The number of golf strokes considered necessary to complete a hole or course in expert play.
tr.v. parred, par·ring, pars Sports
To score par on (a hole or course) in golf.
1. Equal to the standard; normal: a solid, par performance.
2. Of or relating to monetary face value.
par for the course
Usual; typical: Unfortunately, such short-sightedness is par for the course these days.

[From Latin pār, equal, that which is equal; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]


n. L. pars, parte, porción.
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There are three classes of melatonin receptors, MT 1, MT 2, and MT 3, in various regions of the human brain, gut, ovaries, and blood vessels, but most consistently found in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus and the pars tuberalis of the anterior pituitary.
Furthermore, the pars tuberalis that surrounds the neural stalk, was an intrusion of the pars distalis to the hypothalamus.

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